Savage 116 weather war.

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by savage710, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. savage710

    savage710 New Member

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    I would like to modify my .338 Savage 116 (pre-accutrigger). This is my grocery list. Will this work? If so what can I expect from this rifle
    .338 Winchester Mag. To .300 Winchester Mag1. Stainless Steel match Grade Select .300 Win Mag
    2. Bolt Head 3 Timney Trigger4. Firing Pin assembly5. timney trigger6. Scope mounts7. Nightforce 5.5-22x56
    Thanks
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Couple things you don't need:

    The bolt head and firing pin assembly you have are the correct ones for a 300win. No need to change them.

    I'd skip the Timney trigger and get the SSS for $86 from Lock, Stock, and Barrel.

    Everyone has opinions on rings and bases. I like to get the most bang for the buck. So here's my go-to setup. Burris Extreme steel bases with Burris Signature Zee rings.

    The rings have nylon inserts that protect the scope and allow you to offset the scope like a tapered base. You'll be able to offset at each ring .010".

    Sounds like you looking at a Shilen barrel. Good choice. I'd get one from Jim Briggs @ Northland Shooters Supply. There are also a bunch of other great pre-fits available from other vendors.
     

  3. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    In a word, YES it will work . There is no need to change your bolt head or firing pin assembly, the ones you have will work fine. As for the trigger I would recommend an SSS for about the same $$ as the Timney or better yet IMHO would be to add another 50 bucks or so and get the Rifle Basix SAV-2.

    As far as accuracy is concerned, that depends on the quality of your barrel and ammunition and the stock bedding. I think the Savage action is as accurate as any other production action and far better than some of them. I don't know if you have decided on a barrel maker yet but PACNOR will make you a pre-threaded and chambered barrel for around $400.00.

    Screw a good barrel into your action, bed it correctly in a solid stock and feed it top quality ammo and it should shoot 1/2 MOA groups or less with no problem.

    Bob
     
  4. savage710

    savage710 New Member

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    Bob,
    Thanks a million, what do you recomend for a stock? I havent decided on barrel dia.
    Mike
     
  5. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Mike,

    There are any number of good stocks on the market, it just depends on personal taste and end use. My 111 .300 WM is currently sitting in a Boyds laminate thumbhole, I bought it unfinished from Stockys . I won't be able to use it when I get my new barrel because the forend will not open up far enough to accept the larger diameter tube. My plan is to use a McRee Precision modular aluminum since it won't be a walking around gun but a sit and wait long range rig. I have not decided on a barrel diameter either but I will probably go with something similar to a medium Palma at least 28" long . A lot of guys on the Savage Shooters forum like the B&C Medalist as an upgrade stock. I would just decide how much you want to spend and then check out all the stocks that fit your budget.

    Bob
     
  6. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    I recently purchased a Stockade praire dog special for my Savage and it is really nice. Drop in fit with an aluminum bedding block and very reasonable price.
    Kevin is a great guy to deal with.
    I am adding a new barrel in the next few days.
     
  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Here's my Pdog. Notice I'm a lefty, so my choices were very limited. I love my Stockade.

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  8. squirrelduster

    squirrelduster Well-Known Member

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    Here's my Stockade p. dog special.

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  9. chain

    chain Well-Known Member

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    I have a Savage 300 win. It has a Ken Farrel base, IOR rings, Lupie 4.5 X 14 MarkIV, a Stockade "Mule Deer" stock, and an SSS trigger. Kevin @ Stockade trued the action and installed one of his bolt handles, he also lengthened the magazine box. I have taken part of a mouse pad and made my own cheek piece. This rifle shoots amazing, with 200 gr Nosler Partitions or Accubonds and H-1000, it shoots .6 MOA all day with A Maxes it gets below 1/2 MOA. Kevin also made the stock with a 15" LOP . That is awesome for a tall guy shootubg prone. I do not have a break on this rifle but Kevin did put some mercury in the stock. He is a good guy to deal with. Good Luck
     
  10. savage710

    savage710 New Member

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    Thank for the replys and I appreciate all of the responses. Its nice to have several sources of information when we take on a new task/sport. My club has a 600 yrd. range and I have been itching to shoot that far. It may take until feb. to complete the build. I'll post and let You/all know how it turned out.
    Mike